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Mohammad S. Roni, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Areas:
Bioenergy Analysis; Bioenergy Technologies

Biography:
Dr. Mohammad S. Roni – “Roni” to his friends and colleagues Operations Research Lead of Idaho National Laboratory’s Software and Data Sciences department. In this position, he serves as principal investigator and technical lead on research projects sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is developing complex optimization models and algorithms applied to supply chain network analysis, resiliency optimization, transportation and infrastructure planning, and process control and design. Currently he is leading software development projects that utilizes operations research method and technology. To develop analytics solutions/software he has applied a wide range of expertise in optimization theory such as discrete optimization, stochastic optimization, bi-level optimization, decomposition method, meta heuristics, and non-convex optimization. He earned his master’s and doctorate in industrial and systems engineering (operations research concentration) from Mississippi State University. He earned his bachelor’s in industrial production engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He started at INL in 2014 as a post-doctoral research studying modeling and simulation. He is actively engaged in mentoring junior staff members, post-doctoral candidates and interns. He has published more than 21 peer reviewed journal articles, and one book chapter, and delivered numerous technical reports. He is also a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

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Education:

​Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering - Mississippi State University
M.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering - Mississippi State University
B.S., Industrial and Production Engineering - Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Affiliations:

​Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Publications:

Roni, M., D. Thompson, and D. Hartley. (2019) “Distributed biomass supply chain cost optimization to evaluate multiple feedstocks for a biorefinery”. Applied Energy, 254 (2019): 113660.


Roni, M., Z. Yi, and J. Smart (2019) “Optimal charging management and infrastructure planning for free-floating shared electric vehicles”. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 76:155-175.

 
Hansen, J.K., Roni, M.S., Nair, S.K., Hartley, D.S., Griffel, L.M., Vazhnik, V. and Mamun, S. (2019) “Setting a baseline for Integrated Landscape Design: Cost and risk assessment in herbaceous feedstock supply chains”. Biomass and Bioenergy, 130, p.105388.


Mamun, S., Hansen, J.,Roni, M.  “Supply, operational, and market risk reduction opportunities: Managing risk at a cellulosic biorefinery , Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 121, 109677.


Griffel, M., Vazhnik., Hartley, D., Hansen, M., Roni, M. “Agricultural field shape descriptors as predictors of field efficiency for perennial grass harvesting: An empirical proof” Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 168, 105088.


Aboytes-Ojeda, M., Castillo-Villar, K., Roni, M., “A decomposition approach based on meta-heuristics and exact methods for solving a two-stage stochastic biofuel hub-and-spoke network problem” Journal of Cleaner Production 247, 119176.


Roni, M., Thompson, D., Hartley, D., Searcy, E., Nguyen, Q. (2018) “Optimal Blending Management of Biomass Resources Used for Biochemical Conversion” Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining ( Article DOI: 10.1002/bbb.1877)


Roni, M., Lamers, P., Hoefnagels, R. (2018) “Investigating Future Supply Distribution of Industrial Grade Wood Pellets in Global Bioenergy Market” Biofuels 12: 1-14.


Roni, M. S., Chowdhury, S., Mamun, S., Marufuzzaman, M., Lein, W. and Johnson, S. (2017). "Biomass co-firing technology with policies, challenges, and opportunities: A global review." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 78: 1089-1101.


Roni, M., Eksioglu, S., Cafferty, K., Jacobson, J. (2016) “A Multi-Objective, Hub-and-Spoke Model to Design and Manage Biofuel Supply Chains”. Annals of Operations Research, (DOI :10.1007/s10479-015-2102-3).


Roni, M. S., Eksioglu, S. D., Jin, M., Mamun, S. (2016). A hybrid inventory policy with split delivery under regular and surge demand. International Journal of Production Economics, 172, 126-136.


Roni, M., Jin, M, Eksioglu, S. (2015) “A hybrid inventory management system responding to regular demand and surge demand, Omega 52, 190-200.


Roni, M., Eksioglu, S., Searcy, E., Jacobson, J., 2014 “Estimating the variable cost for high-volume and long-haul transportation of densified biomass and biofuel” Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 29, 40-55.


Roni, M., Eksioglu, S., Searcy, E., 2014 “A supply chain network design model for biomass cofiring in coal-fired in power plants” Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 61, 115-134.


Parsa, H., Jin, M., Roni, M., Eksioglu, B., Eksioglu, S., 2011 “Healthcare inventory and supply chain management: A literature review” International Journal of Bioinformatics Research.Vol.1 Issue 2, pp-11-19.


Roni, M., Eksioglu, S., Cafferty, K., “A Multi-Objective, hub-and-spoke supply chain design model for densified biomass” Proceedings of the 2014 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May, 31-June 2, Montreal, Canada.


Roni, M., Jin, M., “A continuous review stochastic inventory model with multiple replenishment order in the presence of regular demand and surge Demand” Proceedings of the 2013 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May, 18-22, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Roni, M., Jin, M., “A hybrid inventory policy responding to surge demand.” Proceedings of the 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, May 19-23, 2012, Orlando, Florida.


Jin, M., Roni, M., “Healthcare inventory policy for regular demand and surge demand” Proceedings of the 2011 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 21-25, 2011, Reno, Nevada.


Dhar, N.R., Rahman, S.R., Roni, M. ,Biswas, U.K, “Productivity analysis of door section at veneering plant in star particle board” Proceedings of the 2006 International mechanical engineering conference (IMCE),2006 & 10th Annual paper meet(APM), Dhaka ,Bangladesh page 1-6.


Newby, D., Lacey, J.,Miller, A., Stevens, D., Cafferty, K., Roni M., “Design a blending-based stabilization strategy for managing uncertainty and variability of algae production by capturing biomass produced in excess of downstream processing capacity ( up to 30% exceedance) in these blends” Quarterly report submitted to Bio Energy Technology Office, Department of Energy , USA .

 

Referred Conference Proceedings

Aboytes-Ojeda,M., Castillo, K., Eksioglu, S., Roni.,M. (2018) “Modeling and Optimization of Biomass Quality Variability in Biofuel Production”. Proceedings of the 2018 IISE Conference, May, 19-May, 22, Orlando, Florida, USA.


Lu, M., Eksioglu, S. D. and Roni, M. (2017). "Stochastic Models for an Optimal Blending of Biomass under Cost, Quality and Uncertainty Considerations". Proceedings of the 2017 IISE Conference, May, 20-May, 23, Orlando, Pittsburgh, USA.


Hansen, J., Jacobson, J., J., Lamers, P., Roni, M., Cafferty, K. (2015)  Quantifying Supply Risk at a Cellulosic Biorefinery. Proceedings of 33rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society Cambridge, July 19 – 23, 2015, Massachusetts, USA.


Roni, M, Eksioglu, S., Cafferty, K. (2014) “A Multi-Objective, hub-and-spoke supply chain design model for densified biomass” Proceedings of the 2014 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May, 31-June 2, Montreal, Canada.


Roni, M.,Jin,M ( 2013) “A continuous review stochastic inventory model with multiple replenishment order in the presence of regular demand and surge Demand” Proceedings of the 2013 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May, 18-22, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Roni, M., Jin, M. (2012) “A hybrid inventory policy responding to surge demand.”  Proceedings of the 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, May 19-23, 2012, Orlando, Florida.


Jin, M., Roni, M. (2011) “Healthcare inventory policy for regular demand and surge demand” Proceedings of the 2011 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 21-25, 2011, Reno, Nevada.


Book chapter

Roni, M, Cafferty, K., Hess, J., Jacobson, J., Searcy, E., Shankar, J., “Lignocellulosic Crop Supply Chain. Biomass”. Biomass Supply Chains for Bioenergy and Biorefining. Woodhead publishing series in energy,2016.

Presentations:

“Investigating the Distributed and Centralized Preprocessing Depot in the Supply Chain Network Design of a Biorefinery Designed for Biochemical Conversion” AICHE annual meeting. October 28 - November 2, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA.

 
“Optimization of Feedstock Blending for Biochemical Conversion” INFORMS annual meeting. October, 22-25, 2017, Houston, TX, USA.


“A non-cooperative bi-level Steckelberg model to analyze global industrial grade wood pellets market   .” INFORMS International Conference, June 12, 2016 – June 15, 2016, Kona, Hawai, USA.


“Analyzing Stranded Biomass Resource: Regional Case Study in the United States of America.” INFORMS annual meeting. November 1-3, 2015, Philadelphia, PA, USA.


A Hub-and-Spoke Supply Chain Design with Multi-objective Analysis for Cellulosic Biofuel” INFORMS Annual Meeting. November 9-12, 2014, San Francisco, California, USA.


“A hub-and-spoke supply chain design for biomass co-fire in power plants” INFORMS Annual Meeting. October, 5-9, 2013, Minneapolis, Minnesota.


​“Developing a hub-based supply chain design model for co-fire of densified biomass and coal” Industrial Engineering Research Conference. May 18-22, 2013, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


“A Continuous-review inventory model with multiple replenishment orders in the presence of regular demand and surge demand” Industrial Engineering Research Conference .May, 18-22, 2013, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


“Analyzing the impact of US rail transportation network on building a sustainable bioenergy feedstock” INFORMS Annual Meeting. October, 14-17, 2012, Phoenix, Arizona.


“Analysis of rail transportation cost impact on bioenergy production system” Industrial Engineering Research Conference. May, 19-23, 2012 Orlando, Florida.


“Health care inventory policy for regular demand and surge demand”, Industrial Engineering Research Conference. May, 21-25, 2011, Reno, Nevada.


"Stochastic inventory model for health care supply chain under regular demand and surge Demand.” INFORMS annual meeting. November, 6-10, 2010, Austin, Texas.


Co-presenter

“Integrated Process Optimization for Biochemical Conversion” IISE Annual Conference and Expo. May, 18-21, 2019, Orlando, FL (co-presented with Gulcan, BEksioglu, S, .; Castillo-Villar, K.K.)

 
“Stochastic Hub-and-Spoke Model for the Production of Biofuels considering Biomass Quality Variability” IISE Annual Conference and Expo. May, 20-23, 2017 Pittsburgh, PA (co-presented with Aboytes, M.; Castillo-Villar, K.K.; Eksioglu, S)

 
“Demonstration and logistics analysis of low cost stabilization of algae biomass through blending with terrestrial biomass”  D.T. Newby, B.D. Wahlen, D.M.

Stevens, J.A. Lacey, M.S. Roni, K.G. Cafferty, 2015  The 5th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts ,7-10 San Diego, USA( Presented by B.D. Wahlen)


“Opportunities and Challenges in the Design and Analysis of Biomass Supply Chain system” Lautala, P. T., Hilliard, M. R., Webb, E., Busch, I., Hess, J. R., Roni, M. S., ... & Laitinen, T., RCN Conference on Pan American Biofuels and Bioenergy Sustainability, July 22-25, 2014, Golden Tulip Recife Palace, Recife – Brazil.


“The Importance of Advanced Supply Systems for Coupling Sustainable Bioenergy Land Use to Biomass Trade” D. N. Thompson, J. R. Hess, M. S. Roni, I. J. Bonner. Sustainability Plenary 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting, November17th, 2014, Atlanta, GA


"Quantifying Supply Risk at a Cellulosic Biorefinery” Hansen, J., Jacobson, J., J., Lamers, P., Roni, M., Cafferty, K. 33rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, July 19 – 23, 2015


Poster Presentations

“Variable cost analysis for high-volume and long-haul transportation of densified biomass and biofuel” National Center for Intermodal Transportation for Economic Competitiveness (NCITEC) Annual Conference, Mississippi State University October 31-November 1, 2013.


“A supply chain network design model for biomass cofiring in Coal-fired in power plants” 12th Annual Southern Bio-Products and Renewable Energy Conference, Tunica, MS September (17-18), 2013.


“A hub based network design for “Uniform –Format” Advanced (UFA) biomass-to-coal plant supply chain using rail transportation” Sun Grant Initiative 2012 National Conference: Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization, New Orleans, LA October (2-5), 2012.


“Analysis of a sustainable bioenergy feedstock supply chain using rail transportation” 4th Annual Transportation Workshop, Mississippi State University (poster presentation with D. Gonzales), February 2012.


“Stochastic inventory model for health care supply chain under regular demand and surge Demand.” Poster presentation, OR & MS: Applications track INFORMS Southern regional conference. Huntsville, Alabama. April, 2010.

Awards:

​Nominated for 2019 Laboratory Director Award  for Early Career Exceptional Achievement.


Exceptional contribution award 2016 from Idaho National Laboratory for pursuing university partnership, top publications and exemplary efforts.


Exceptional contribution award 2017 from Idaho National Laboratory for exemplary effort and a lot of overtime to complete a very well-done go/no-go milestone.

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